Throughout life people are faced with a variety of hurdles. How they choose to overcome these hurdles determines whether they become successful or not, it would be nice if there was an instruction manual to tell one how to be successful, how to overcome these hurdles. One of the most difficult hurdles facing people today is college. Often times people go into college with their eyes closed tightly, meaning they are totally unprepared for what lye’s ahead. There are a variety of aspects that determine whether students are successful in college. Meeting basic requirements to enter college, selecting the right courses, learning how to study on the college level, and managing time are all key factors in becoming a successful college student.
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Placement tests vary from state to state. In Texas, the TASP test is used to test a students ability. Not all students are required to take the TASP test. Some are exempt with high TAAS scores, ACT scores, or SAT scores. After these requirements are met, the student is one step closer to becoming a college success, but they are not at the finish line yet.
After a student is accepted into a college, one of the most difficult decisions is ahead, course selection. This step is usually a tough one for the student. Now he or she is faced with choosing his or her major. Although a student can remain undecided for quite some time, choosing a major is a enormous task that must be faced. Throughout the course of college, a students major may change several times or none at all. It all depends on the students interest. Talking with a counselor at this point is extremely helpful for a student. Often times counselors can send students in the right direction for achieving their goals, as well as helping them to select courses to go along with their intended major. Finding the right course is not all that goes into course selection. Times of the classes have to flow, not overlapping each other. The student must also allow time to go from one class to another. This can be a tedious process, but the most challenging hurdles still lye ahead.
College courses require more effort and